Okay so after 11 years and more Mri’s than hot dinners I should be okay with these by now …you would think! and to be fair I was until a few years when one lovely nurse decided to scare the hell out of me by deciding I needed another canular for who knows what reason and when she could not get it in my hand aimed for the vein in my elbow and missed (I have rubbish veins) several times then tries the other elbow all whilst I was “strapped to the table” and fastened in that head gear getting very upset and crying. She then proceeded to put me back in the scanner still hysterical and wondered why I pressed the call bell about a million times and demanded to be released and called an end to the scan.
Since then we have varying degrees of success but mostly I lie there terrified, shaking which isn’t overly helpful and in tears and get wound up to the point of actual vomiting before going into the hospital on scan day. Last year begrudgingly they let my husband in with me but even then it was really really difficult.
So here we are again 3 days to go before the next one a head, neck and spine and I’m already anxious, I’m not that person I don’t do worry, I don’t do scared but I’m terrified I have that knot, I’m thinking of excuses not to go ! There has to be a better way than this? My consultant won’t do a CT as its not detailed enough, but I can feel like this every 6-9 months.
Any ideas or suggestions please ?